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All about Asthma

Nichole Jones

on 14 December 2011

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Asthma What is asthma? The risk factors are: The symptoms of asthma are a result of the immediate, continuous contraction of the muscles of the bronchioles. The swelling of the tissues of the bronchial tubes occurs, and releases the secretions of the bronchial glands. Which can lead from coughing to... Shortness of breath severe difficulty breathing asthma attack gender under/over
weight allergies minor wheezing Wheezing and chest pain Now the question is what is an asthma attack? What triggers an asthma attack? TIPS:

Have prior knowledge.

Practice methods that can slow down or stop an asthma attack, such as inhaling and exhailing.

DO NOT PANIC!!! Asthma Medications Asthma Inhalers Asthma Nebulizer Does asthma change throughout the seasons of the year? Can asthma be preventable? How to control asthma? Know the warning signs.

Stay away from triggers.

Listen to the doctor's advice.
Conclusion Asthma is a genetic and environmental contracted disease. Yes asthma is genetic. Hereditary Asthma

Research Suggestions

Genetic and Hereditary Asthma Different
perspectives No Asthma Triggers No asthma cannot be preventable.

THANK-YOU ALL Asthma is a chronic condition that occurs when the lungs main airways (bronchial tubes) become inflamed. Studies show that asthma risk factors change depending upon the person. The cause of asthma is unknown therefore, there are no guidelines for preventing asthma. Asthma attacks are when the muscles of the bronchial tube walls tighten and the mucus membranes that line the tubes produce extra mucus, this causes the airways to narrow. The common factors that triggers asthma attacks usually fall under three categories: three Bad Health Environmental Pollution two one Allergic Reactions For those reasons some of asthma attack triggers are; cigarette smoke, cockroaches, dust mites, mold, pets and animals, pollen, cold air, exercise, stress, and respiratory infections Hypersensitivity response/reaction to an allergen. Substances in the air such as smoke, dust, dirt, pollen,etc that can trigger allergies to occur. When asthma is associated with a person’s weight that person will have asthma because of the excessive fats and oils in their body (which can cause blockage throughout their airways) and can lead them to having shortness of breathe in the chest/lung area. While on the other hand, an underweight person or premature baby can develop asthma because his/her lungs are not fully developed. Asthma medications fall into two types of categories which are: those that people take continuously to prevent attacks such as long-acting beta agonists (nebulizers) and those that people use to relieve symptoms during an attack such as short-acting beta agonist (asthma pump). a device for converting a drug in liquid form into a mist or fine spray which is inhaled through a mask to provide medication for the respiratory system. device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma Different types of Asthma Environmental Asthma Occupational Asthma Non-Allergic Asthma (intrinsic) Allergic Asthma (extrinsic) Studies show that especially in inner urban areas, with all of the pollutants in the air, that there are many ways an individual who has allergic reactions can contract asthma. For instance: in most urban areas there are pollutions from gas, sewage, pollen, bacteria, dust, and so on. For those reasons in most cases asthma is the result of a combination of allergic and non allergic responses. When a person develops asthmatic triggers at work. This happens to construction workers in most cases. Allergic (extrinsic) asthma is characterized by symptoms that are triggered by an allergic reaction. Allergic asthma is airway obstruction and inflammation that is partially reversible with medication. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma, affecting over 50% of the 20 million asthma sufferers Non-Allergic (intrinsic) asthma is triggered by factors not related to allergies. Similar to allergic asthma, non-allergic asthma is characterized by airway obstruction and inflammation that is at least partially reversible with medication; however symptoms in this type of asthma are NOT associated with an allergic reaction
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